Franciscan Spirit Magazine

Franciscan Spirit – Fostering Fairness and Social Justice

Read the Fall 2018 edition of Franciscan Spirit and discover how we minister by "Fostering Fairness and Social Justice." From the words of Sister Barbara Jean Donovan, General Minister, "Just as Francis's love of Jesus inspired him to reach out to the poor and marginalized, proclaiming God's love and peace and fostering healing, so too,

A Golden Anniversary for Peru Ministry

In 1964 Pope Paul IV asked religious orders to include the predominately Catholic territory of Latin America in their work. After much discussion, research and prayer, the Sisters of St. Francis in Syracuse opted to open a school in Paramonga, a town 110 miles northwest of Lima, Peru. The school opened in 1967, marking the

Franciscan Spirit – A Day in the Life of a Franciscan Sister, Winter 2017

Franciscan Spirit magazine reflects what it means to live the Gospel as Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities in our everyday lives. The spirit of Franciscan life is best described as: a joyful attitude, simplicity of heart, giving praise and thanks and greeting all with peace. Our hope is that concepts like these

Franciscan Spirit – Guides on the Path of Change, Fall 2016

Franciscan Spirit magazine reflects what it means to live the Gospel as Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities in our everyday lives. The spirit of Franciscan life is best described as: a joyful attitude, simplicity of heart, giving praise and thanks and greeting all with peace. Our hope is that concepts like these

Franciscan Spirit – The Francis Factor, Winter 2016

Franciscan Spirit magazine reflects what it means to live the Gospel as Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities in our everyday lives. The spirit of Franciscan life is best described as: a joyful attitude, simplicity of heart, giving praise and thanks and greeting all with peace. Our hope is that concepts like these

Franciscan Spirit magazine wins award

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities earned a 2014 national Catholic Press Award from the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada. The congregation’s Franciscan Spirit earned first place for general excellence in the category of religious order magazines.